Maple Pecan Twist
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Maple Pecan Twist

This quick pecan pastry is filled with a sweet nut mixture and has a maple-flavored glaze.

30 min
45 min



1 1/3 cups finely chopped pecans

1/4 cup maple syrup

3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar


2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup cold Land O Lakes® Butter

1 cup sour cream

1/4 cup milk

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter melted


1 cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon maple syrup

3 to 4 teaspoons milk

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 450°F. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all filling ingredients in bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in another bowl. Cut in 1/2 cup butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  4. STEP 4

    Whisk sour cream, 1/4 cup milk and egg together in another bowl until smooth. Stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture just until dough forms.

  5. STEP 5

    Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 12 to 15 times. Roll out dough, on prepared baking sheet into 15x12-inch rectangle. Brush with melted butter; sprinkle filling over half the length of dough to within 1 inch of edges. Fold dough over filling; cut dough into 15 (1-inch) strips. Twist strips about three times; press ends onto sheet.

  6. STEP 6

    Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet; remove to cooling rack.

  7. STEP 7

    Combine all glaze ingredients in bowl; mix well. Drizzle over twists.


18Fat (mg)
40Cholesterol (mg)
240Sodium (mg)
36Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
4Protein (g)


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  July 25, 2011

My husband and I just made this and it was lovely. We made it exactly to the recipe, the only thing we will change next time will be to add a Tb or two of extra maple syrup into the filling. Other than that it was wonderful. Definitely something to try if you are interested

— says Jeep
  September 03, 2009

I will make this again..Very good and it didn't take all day to make...Kids love it!

— says Trinity
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